Preface and acknowledgements; Part I. Music and Memory: 1. Political and musical premises; 2. Il canto sospeso (1955-6); 3. Towards spatial composition; 4. Music to Die Ermittlung by Peter Weiss (1965); Part II. Music as Memory: 5. Towards other shores; 6. Fragmente - Stille, an Diotima (1979-80); 7. Prometeo. Tragedia dell'ascolto (1975-85).
Carola Nielinger-Vakil examines selected works by Nono in the historical context of Italy and Germany after 1945.
Carola Nielinger-Vakil is a freelance flautist and musicologist based in London. She has published widely on the music of Luigi Nono. In collaboration with Martin Brady, she has also written on film music by Paul Dessau.